Comments on: John Bunker: Vital Signs http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-72101 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:06:12 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-72101 This is, as usual all a bit painting-o-centric. If pictiorialism is important to painting, and I’m not sure if it is, or what it means, it certainly has no relevance whatsoever for the future of abstract sculpture.

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By: Noela Bewry http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-72069 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:49:34 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-72069 Thanks for your reply, it’s an interesting way of approaching work.

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By: John Bunker http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71958 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:50:16 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71958 I’m wondering about this all the time. At the moment I see my immediate everyday environment as the building blocks of a launch pad into the work. So right now my launch pad is Stepney. I don’t think I could possibly represent it! Its far bigger,better,older and far more interesting than I’ll ever be! But this is where I live and work and I take objects directly from its streets, so I think it comes through sometimes. Chuck me anywheres and that place would be the launch pad. But at the end of the day each piece of work has to survive on its own term

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By: Emyr Williams http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71743 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:45:26 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71743 !Which ghost visited you then?

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71736 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:59:10 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71736 Merry Xmas to everyone.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71734 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:56:36 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71734 speaking that Welsh again…

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By: Emyr WIlliams http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71705 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:41:04 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71705 By pictorial, I mean that the centre of gravity in a work is the same or very similar to that experienced by a single lens. It seems to be a common quality. It’s a battleground for abstract art I think and is something that painting and sculpture are uniquely equipped to deal with too – and due to their inherent physical qualities, I don’t think we need to meet imagery in any half way situation. If others do though, I don’t have a problem with that as such – the proof will of course be in their puddings. I’ve never enjoyed a virtual cake though.

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By: Noela Bewry http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71665 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:52:40 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71665 In the link John Bunker says the collage material is found in his neighbourhood and so , rather than painting Stepney , the materials represent Stepney and bring the world, or, real life into his work. I wonder how important that is .
I am wondering how connected John is to the found materials and whether there is any significance beyond colour and texture.

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71650 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:35:31 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71650 I suppose I meant ‘pictoriality’ in quite a basic way of wanting to see a new approach to making abstract pictures. I’m not completely convinced about this relation to photography in John’s work – or at least I don’t think the presence of ‘framing devices’ is especially photographic. A more convincing way down this route might consider the pictures’ artifice, and their speed?

I thought this was intriguing: “use of found bits that relate to pictures or images seems informed by ‘pictorial’ sensibilities to a certain extent.” Do you mean use of found bits is like photography because they are both overtly involved with an anterior source?

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/vital-signs/#comment-71500 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:56:58 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6482#comment-71500 Interesting…and replace with…?

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